In a three-way celebration, Showcase Cinemas has announced that it will host a free screening of the Warner Bros.’ film Joker at its Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas in the Bronx on Sunday, January 19 at 4 p.m. ET. Coincidentally (or not) the 19th is also National Popcorn Day.
The free screening celebrates the film’s Oscar nominations, National Popcorn Day, and its local neighborhood tie, as the heralded “Joker Stairs” scene was filmed a few blocks from the theater’s Bronx location.
“Today’s Oscar nominations further usher Joker into … movie history and reinforce its place as a true cultural phenomenon,” says Mark Malinowski, VP of Global Marketing for Showcase Cinemas. “With this free, neighborhood screening on National Popcorn Day, we are not only celebrating the film’s Oscar recognition, but also its neighborhood association to Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas ˗ the iconic outdoor stairs where the Joker descends are only steps away.”
Scenes from Joker were filmed in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx, where fans have been flocking to take photos in front of the long, distinctive, outdoor stairs on Shakespeare Avenue where the character of Arthur Fleck does his “Joker” dance. Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas is located at 214 E. 161st Street. Both the theater and the Joker Stairs (now a major NYC tourist destination) are close to Yankee Stadium.
Want to see the complete list of nominees? That’s here.